The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will observe the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic Brown v. Board of Education ruling with an event that engages national civic leaders, policy experts and racial justice advocates in a conversation exploring equal educational opportunity and the new barriers to the “promise of Brown” in the 21st century.
The event, co-sponsored by the Afro-American History Society, the AFRO newspaper and the National Archives will also spotlight priorities of the ACLU's Racial Justice Program to stem the school-to-prison pipeline: a disturbing national trend that targets and pushes out Black and Latino students from the classroom into the criminal justice system.
Brown at 60: Is Full Equality Within Our Grasp?
A Conversation on Zero Tolerance, Segregation, and the Promise of Justice
Thursday, May 15, 2014
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
U.S. National Archives
Assistant Secretary for the Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
ACLU Racial Justice Program
Laura W. Murphy
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
Anthony D. Romero